The Out of the Rain Youth Night Shelter is a community capacity building project, working
to reduce the risk faced by homeless youth by providing shelter during the coldest months
of the year. A coalition of community agencies, faith- based organizations, businesses,
and individual volunteers work together to provide the physical space, professional
support and food for the operation of the shelter. The shelter rotates among host sites in
the community in an effort to maximize community resources to meet the needs of
homeless youth. Two trained youth workers staff the shelter each night. In addition to
tending to the immediate needs of the youth and lending a friendly ear, these youth
workers also aim to empower youth by providing support and referrals to community
based programs. Out of the Rain volunteers provide support to shelter staff as a shelter
helper or donate a cooked hot meal as a volunteer cook.
When is Out of the Rain open?
Out of Rain Youth Night Shelter is available October 15 until April 15. The shelter open
each night from 9 pm and closes at 8am with thirty spaces for youth aged 15-25.
Out of the Rain looks for items that will be useful for the youth who access our shelter.
Here is our wish list:
Coffee cards ($5 denominations)
Clean warm socks
Travel size hygiene products
Youth friendly clothing (hoodies, t-shirts, warm jackets)